Rosborough Partners actively supports many horticultural, educational and arts organizations in and around Chicago. Whether by serving on boards or planting breathtaking gardens, we believe it is our responsibility to share the joys of plant artistry and to help make the world a more beautiful place.

Chicago Botanic Garden, Glencoe, IL

  • President’s Circle Membership
  • Green Industry Membership
  • Pledge to the Science & Education Initiative
  • Display gardens for the Antique Garden Show
  •  ‘A Rare Affair’ catalog advertisement; donated plant delivery to the Woman’s Board of the Chicago Horticultural Society.
  • Teaching seminars in Spanish at the Garden. Participants include: Jose Mercado, Residential Maintenance Manager; Gabe Mercado, Construction Foreman; Jesus Montoya, Construction Foreman; and Raul Montoya, Construction Foreman.

Lyric Opera, Chicago, IL

  • Program support with full page ad in the Fall & Spring Guide

Ryerson Woods Lake County Forest Preserve, Deerfield, IL

  • Barbara Rosborough, Member of Board of Directors
  • Designed Brushwood, the old Ryerson Woods House garden.
  • Participated in Ryerson Readers four types/year. The focus of the books is environmental.
  • Donated a gift certificate for one container garden. We provided the planter, delivered and installed the flower display.
  • Assisted with request grants.

Ragdale Foundation, Lake Forest, IL

  • Philip Rosborough, Member of Board of Directors
  • Landscape design, construction, mulch for paths, etc. provided

Garden Club of Evanston, Evanston, IL

  • Barbara Rosborough, Member of Board of Directors
  • Gift certificate donated to support House Walk. All proceeds are used to promote conservation and education as well as other civic projects including maintaining Shakespeare Garden at Northwestern University and both the Wildflower and Butterfly Gardens at the Grosse Point Lighthouse,
  • Wildflower Garden care provider.
  • Evanston High School plant donation through the Garden Club.

Music of the Baroque, Chicago, IL

  • Supported the annual gala benefit. Music of the Baroque is a chorus and orchestra specializing in the performance of 18th century music with performance venues as varied as the Harris Theatre in Millennium Park as well as neighborhood churches chosen for architectural interest and acoustic excellence.

University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL

  • Financial support for the Horticultural and Landscape Architects Departments.


Additional philanthropic efforts:


Chicago Architecture Foundation

Chikaming Open Lands, MI

David Adler Music & Arts Center

Fernwood Botanical Garden and Nature Preserve

Francis W. Parker School

Libertyville Days

Mano A Mano Family Resource Center

Morton Arboretum